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The other big announcement at IFA this week was that there was a large milestone hit in for the number of Skills, 50,000. When we were building our Skill a few years back, the number was in the hundreds, so it’s exciting to see this expansion.

Amazon also brought up that one Skill developer was making $10,000 / month. It’d be interesting to see how the compensation for level of engagement compares to Android or iOS app developers.

There is still a lot of room for Skill developers to create some new experiences with Skills. These could include combining voice control with live calling, using Skills for diagnostics, and allowing for Alexa users to jump the queue by using an Alexa enabled device. Live events / experiences can also help drive up consumption.

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